• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • Art at the Wagnalls

    Summer art festival.
  • Gatsby at the Wagnalls

    A real bee's knee's of a fun time.

Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Donate to Wagnalls!

 

 

Calling all Artists!: Art at the Wagnalls

The Wagnalls Memorial located in Lithopolis, Ohio just outside of Columbus is hosting its first outdoor summer art festival, “Art at the Wagnalls,” on Saturday, August 10, 2019. This exciting event will feature fine artists and artisans specializing in painting,  photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, wood, metal, and other mixed media. Vendors may secure their space now for just $100! This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and keep 100% of your sales at an art festival that will be heavily promoted across various media outlets. $600 first place, $250 second place, $150 third place art entry awards.  Deadline: June 28, 2019. For more information, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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Second Annual Gatsby at the Wagnalls!

The Wagnalls Memorial invites you to the second annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on October 12, 2019 at The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio. Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture. The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial Foundation. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring unique items and gift packages. Early bird ticket: $45.00, General ticket: $50.00, For more info, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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  • “Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

  • What's Happening - Community Events

    The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

     
    • Date
    • Event
    • Description
      • Date
        May 22, 2019
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Registration required. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  ALL STORY TIMES ARE CURRENTLY FULL! 3 year old ...
      • Date
        May 22, 2019
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Dog Tales
      • Description
        Dog Tales Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater ...
      • Date
        May 23, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Art Classes This spring, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on ...
      • Date
        May 23, 2019
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Teen Book Club
      • Description
        Each month our Teen Book Club will feature a different genre of book.  After we discuss the book, we will do an activity related to the book or ...
      • Date
        May 23, 2019
        6:45 pm
      • Event
        Adult Book Club
      • Description
        Join us in the Loft from 6:45pm - 8:00pm to discuss this month's book selection.  May's selection is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim ...
      • Date
        May 25, 2019
        8:00 am
      • Event
        Class (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class!  Room for up to 120 people with tables and chairs set up to your specifications. ...
      • Date
        May 26, 2019
        1:00 pm
      • Event
        Graduation Party (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        Our beautiful Loft can be the perfect spot to hold a graduation party.  Seating for up to 120, tables and chairs set up to your specifications. ...